UPDATED JAN 28, 2020
Forget beverages with high quantities of added sugar and questionable ingredients. There are plenty of options throughout Chicago to get a fix of fresh, cold-pressed juice. Check out our guide below to help quench your thirst in a good-for-you way.
Picture this: you rock your workout at Studio Three and then treat yourself to a refreshing juice (and/or smoothie or acai bowl) at GRAZE. The best part? You can do it all under one roof. You can even pre-order your protein-packed drink before you start class so it’s ready for you as soon as you’re done. Plus, you can also check out GRAZE in the Revival Food Hall in the Loop.
FruVe claims to be “the world’s most complete juice bar”, and it’s definitely worth heading to this juicery in the Loop to find out why. You haven’t seen variety until you’ve seen the company’s organic, cold-pressed juice menu. We’re talking more than 25 juice options to choose from, plus DIY juice combos you can dream up.
If you haven’t gotten your juice fix at Belli’s, you haven’t truly been to Pilsen. This unique local foods and juice market has character, charisma, and cold-pressed juice that will leave you wondering why you aren’t already a regular. Belli’s is all about local, fresh ingredients. The menu is always changing, but one thing stays the same: the drinks are cleansing, refreshing, and definitely worth coming back for.
Brü Chicago is your on-the-go beverage fix right at the well-known, six-corner intersection of Wicker Park, where the plant-based cafe and co-working space has made a name for itself. And the menu is incredibly diverse; we’re talking raw juice selections, smoothies, “healing shots”, and more, including coffee, tea, and food galore for health nuts like us.
Bring on the positive, “hi” vibes! At this all-organic, superfood juicery near the Merchandise Mart, you will find more than 20 different kinds of cold-pressed delights. And if you want something more hearty and wholesome, smoothies, a full-service coffee bar, and other “innovations” make this a haven for clean eaters.
Brunching just doesn’t feel right without a freshly squeezed juice and smoothie menu. Luckily, Meli Cafe has eateries in River North, Greektown, and the South Loop, so there are plenty of opportunities to nourish up while you nosh. Major plus: Meli has an entire menu dedicated to juice blends, juices, and wheatgrass shots — perfect for an added dose of wellness with your meal.
It doesn’t matter if it takes solid or liquid form, everything from Chicago Raw is unbelievably nourishing. Their beverage game is strong (coconut water and kombucha all day), and their Signature Green Juice is always refreshing. But their smoothie selection brings it home — from sipping on a 2:30 Pick-Me-Up with maca and ginger to going at a thick-spun acai bowl with a spoon, behold the raw goodness with every sip (or spoonful).
The Canadian chain has been rapidly spreading all across Chicago, so you’ll be hard-pressed (pun intended) not to find one in your ‘hood; the brand has more than 20 Chicago locations! Freshii is all about doling out fresh, nutritious juices and smoothies that keep you energized, and if you’re looking for something solid, Freshii serves salads and good-for-you burritos, too.
The juices at JuiceRx are all 100% raw, organic, vegan, and delicious. As soon as you walk into this trendy shop in the heart of Bucktown, you’ll be overwhelmed (in the best way) by the refrigerated shelves of freshly bottled, ready-to-enjoy juice. And, if you’re looking for smoothies, healthy snacks, and salads, you’ll find those here, too.
The name says it all: this stuff is good... REAL good. With multiple locations across Chicago, including two Equinox studios and Whole Foods, this juice and healthy food spot is impossible to pass up — especially after a serious sweat session. The more than three pounds of organic produce per bottle always does the trick to make you feel replenished. Menu items such as the Juice Springsteen—which features celery, apple, kale, Swiss chard, dandelion greens, parsley, ginger, and lemon—will surely put a spring in your step.
With locations in Lakeview, Ravenswood, and Wicker Park, City Press Juice & Bottle serves cold-pressed juices that are created right on site. Everything’s always 100% raw and organic, which is something we can get behind. They even make a sober, healthy version of classic cocktails like “Bloody Merry” with beet, carrot, burdock root, cucumber, and lemon, “Limoncello” made with golden apple and lemon on the rocks, and “Old Fashioned” made with carrot, apple, and ginger. Don’t forget to check out their superfood blends and elixirs, too!
The locally-sourced juices at Left Coast are so good, we’d go all the way to California to get them. But luckily, we don’t have to because Left Coast has brought its freshness to us in the Loop, Lakeview, and River North. With 12 different kinds of juices and six smoothies with interchangeable ingredients to meet your dietary restrictions, you’ll never want to leave (and don’t even get us started on their delicious food menu!).
Each freshly-squeezed creation at Joe & the Juice, which was introduced to the Windy City in 2018 and now has four locations, serves a higher purpose (besides, you know, being delicious). There’s one for clear vision. There’s another for “young blood.” There’s even a Go Away Doc to cure what ails ya. They’ve got a juice-filled remedy for just about everything — except how to choose one off the menu!
Loop Juice shares the love with those who live and work in the West Loop or commute through Ogilvie train station. It’s situated right smack dab in the heart of the French Market, but it’s worth braving the early-morning crowds to score a made-to-order treat. Best of all? You can customize your order to your exact specifications. Day = made.
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